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I'm used to develope some demos using opengl, but I have never tried any game engine. I'm looking for free game engines which could be used by beginers... I was wondering how one creates a game engine ?

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What prgramming language? How advanced are you in that language? What kind of games do you want to make? Are you willing to pay, or do want a free one?

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http://radioteeth.desinc.net/glbase.zip is a project i started a while ago, which is meant to be a codebase for creating opengl powered applications.

glbase was meant to be a learning tool for myself and others who i share it with. it is not meant to be the best/most efficient code base for gl apps. it's just a basic framework.

it supports a basic materials system, texture handling, console system/cvars/cmds, GUI system.

i've been meaning to fix it up a little bit before releasing it, and documenting the code some more, but i think i'm just going to release it as is for now.

feedback on glbase would be really cool, so tell me what you think. :)

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What prgramming language? How advanced are you in that language? What kind of games do you want to make? Are you willing to pay, or do want a free one?


I know programming in C/C++ using OpenGL. As I said, I'm still student, I'm a beginer. I'm looking for first person shooter engines and free if possible...

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I think that as a beginner you should set your goals quite a bit lower than a first person shooter...

Try something like pacman first, then move up to space invaders, then maybe a turn based strategy game or rpg, and only then a realtime system.

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Here's a couple to check out:

Game Maker - Very easy to use. Free. Mostly 2D.
Torque Game Builder - Some what easy to use. $100 for a full indy lisence. Tons of support. Mostly 2D, but can handle 3D models.
Torque Game Engine - Can be easy or difficult, depending on what you want to do. Free to mod. $100 if you want access to the source code. Fully 3D. Was originally developed for Tribes and Tribes 2, so FPS games are really straight forward with it.

Hope that helps,
Matt

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